Monday, March 18, 2013

my fear of purple...



plum pudding
smokey shadow

For you gals that are PTI-ista's...you know these colors.  

plum pudding

I'm so not a plum girl but the other weekend when I was at Impress, I saw a lovely card design using Fresh Inks:

Silver Lilac
French Lavender
Provincial Gray

I tried, without luck to CASE the card, from what I remembered in my oh-so-aging memory.

So off to Pinterest I went and stumbled upon THIS card by the oh-so-lovely Suzanne.

What started this whole crafting chaos Sunday morning?  Well, it was THIS post over on the fabulous Lynn's blog, that reminded me of the card from Impress.

Dontcha love where all the inspiration comes from?

Here's my end result...probably a good 2.5 hours after my initial start of making just one card:


Funny thing, I didn't even use my new silver lilac and french lavender fresh inks....The Craft's Meow bloom was stamped with Provincial Gray.

Although the base looks to be black, it is PTI smoky Shadow.  I added a SRM sentiment and some 



**Proud Momma Moment**

I use my blog as a journal...I hope that blogger will be around for a very long time so that when I'm in my 90's I can look back at all my posts.

So, as I've mentioned before, my girl is a senior this year and she texted me a picture of her first college acceptance letter! The whole college acceptance process is so incredibly competitive. It is for the University of Washington, the ONLY instate college she applied to.

I'm one proud Momma!!!!


43 comments:

TesaB said...

Love your card. Such gorgeous CAS elegance!!! Fab stamping! And congrats to your girl!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Isn't it a funny thing how the longer a card takes, the farther away from our original vision it really gets? Love how yours turned out! And whoo-hoo on the IN-STATE college acceptance! That's fantastic news!

Lynn said...

Wooohoo! Way to go for your daughter! Awesome news!! And the end result of your card is awesome...and know you're not alone in your process!!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Amy, love the color! Congrats to your daughter, I know she will be accepted to where ever she wants to go! She has an awesome mom! Have a fabulous Monday!

Brandi said...

I love the color purple! This card is so cute! Congrats on your girl getting into an in state college! Woo-hoo!

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful and vibrant color! Love this. And Woo Hoo! Congrats to your girl!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm with ya on the purple.... I have the HARDEST time with it! I loveeeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING those flowers!! And yayyyyyyyyyyyy to daughter and college acceptance letter!! YAY!! :)

jessica said...

This is SOOOOO Pretty!! Great job with the purple :)

Kelly said...

congrats to your daughter! Love the purple card!

Audrey Pettit said...

I have a bit of a fear of purple, too, but sometimes I wonder why. I really do love what other people do with it. I think your card is absolutely stunning! But when I work with it, the color seems to turn on me! ;)
Congratulations to your DD on her college acceptance! I know what a huge relief that is. I've been going through the same thing with my son. We're still waiting to hear on his last school.......and of course it's the one he really wants...

Laurel said...

Such a pretty card! I never use purple either! Congrats to your daughter!

Miriam Prantner said...

I think your purple card is gorgeous! You did a great job!

Jingle said...

This is so super pretty!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful card, Amy! I don't have a fear of purple. It's actually my favorite color but in all my years of scrapbooking, I think I've used it only once or twice. LOL!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE the card, I'm not a purple girl either>>LOL congrats to your daughter!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Laura O'Donnell said...

Yay or the acceptance!

Love the purple and the twine. I don't use it much either, but you don't see it around much

Emily Keaton said...

Oh so lovely in purple, Amy! A huge congratulations to your fantastic daughter :-)

Melissa Shea said...

I love purple! Love plum pudding too :) gorgeous card, so elegant. I love smokey shadow as a card base too. Congrats for your daughter! And for the mamma who taught her everything she knows!

Suzanne said...

Oh Amy, Congrats on the awesome college news! UW is an awesome school!

Thanks for finding inspiration in my card - I love your take on it. I love the images and bold colors that you used, as well as the sentiment. Yay for gray twine! Do you know how it compares to Twinery or Divine twine in texture?

lenny said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!
Love the colors!!!
And congrats to your daughter!! Awesome news!! :)

Jen said...

super congrats to your daughter!! way to go girl!! and fun card...i am glad i am not a lone in having things turn out NOT as expected!;)
oxxo

Jess said...

Great job with the card! Congrats to your daughter!

xiumaiyuki said...

No fear detected here! Lovely card.

Angie Tieman said...

When I think of purple, I always think of...anyone but you! hahaha! Purple is seriously tough, but you nailed it with this card! It's gorgeous!

juli (sweetpz) said...

My fave colour is purple!! so that means i love your card =)

Congrats to your daughter for the acceptance letter!! whoohoo =)

JJ Bolton said...

Beautiful card Amy! Purple is so underrated! :)

And big congrats to your daughter!!! You deserve to be loud and proud!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous Amy! Definitely worth the time and effort!

lynn said...

it's lovely, amy:) yay for your daughter and yay to you...she didn't get there by herself:)

Lynn Le5 said...

Congrats to your girl! So exciting for her.
Lovely purple card :)

lauren bergold said...

congrats, momma, on both the awesome kid AND the awesome purple card!!! neither is any surprise to me, but happy news is always awesome!!! ♥♥♥

Shelly said...

I love your purple card!! And Congrats, to your daughter!! :)

Lesley said...

Wow Amy, such exciting news about your daughter!! Woot-woot! Your card is pretty, I love purples and the vellum/tape sentiment is light and perfect!! Great card my friend!

Aimes said...

Here's another plum-pudding phobe! You've certainly got me tempted to play with it though with this yummy card!
HUGE congrats for your girl!
Hugs!
x

whoistracy said...

So funny you say this because I am NOT a purple gal either. I mean, I love it when other people use purple. But it never seems to work out for me.

Dana F. said...

Congrats on the college acceptance news! This must be exciting times for your girl.
I love Smokey Shadow ink but Plum Pudding is probably amongst my least favorite colors to use. Nevertheless, your card is beautiful, Amy! Maybe I should give this color a try this week :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOL! I think I do the same thing-- find inspiration everywhere...draw my design...a couple of hours later...totally different:) But I always give up when working with colors that I don't like! WAY TO GO and finish your card-- LOVE the large flowers!!!

Congrats on the college acceptance letter! HOOOOORAY!!!!

Barb M said...

beautiful card! funny how some colors (for me, it's products though) can be intimidating :) The panel is extra pretty against that dark gray base.

Proud Momma moment indeed! I'm sure many more acceptance letters are on their way!!

Alice Wertz said...

the gray shows up so well on the darker purple! beautiful card!

Virginia L. said...

I am not a purple/plum kind of girl, either....you sure can make ANY color look awesome! And huge congrats on your DD's college acceptance! It's a huge milestone! Yes, you should be proud :)

Izzy Anderson said...

Beautiful. I'm not a purple girl, either, but that card could sure sway me. Congrats to your daughter!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wooooo hooooo!!!

Michelle said...

Congrats to your lovely! So exciting when the letters start coming in.

Don't fear the purple! You handle it very well. This card is lovely.